Co-founder of Crescent and Cross Solidarity Movement says Afghan President Hamid Karzai should call on U.S.-led foreign forces to leave Afghanistan.
“The Americans and the other NATO countries would not be in his (Karzai’s) country killing these Afghans, not just Afghan children, but Afghan men and women as well, for the fact that he has surrendered the sovereignty of his country to these foreign powers … these acts would not have taken place, not for the fact he has allowed these murderous armies to come in and to kill his own people”.
“So Mr. Karzai, if you want to see your people delivered from this terrible scourge of Western military intervention then all you need to do is to tell them [U.S.-led foreign forces] to leave and then begin forming alliances with other powerful countries in the region”, Mark Glenn said in a phone interview with Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Sunday.
On Saturday, Karzai lambasted U.S.-led foreign forces for excessive force after an airstrike by the U.S. military left 17 civilians dead.
Karzai’s comment comes after an investigation boosted the civilian death toll in the April 6 incident upwards from 11. The new toll of 17 includes 12 children, four women and a man, all killed in Shigal district of Kunar province.
Karzai laid the blame for the deaths at the feet of the U.S. military, but also condemned the use of civilians and their homes as shields by the Taliban militants.